As many of you know I had my gb removed in 2002 and have had persistent GI symptoms ever since.....like diarrhea, pain, reflux etc.
I have had such bad left sided stomach pain and reflux so bad that I finally went to a doctor. I have a granuloma on my vocal cord from acid reflux and had an endoscopy yesterday. It show esophagitis and gastris up and down my GI tract. Bile was backing up into my stomach and esophagus and I have gastritis classified as moderate to severe. I have erosions in my upper esphagus.
Needless to say, I have been miserable. I have been doing research about GERD and find that bile relux is a "side effect" of gb surgery and is the worst to treat. It will predispose me to cancer (which is already high from my family history).
The doctor put me on protonix to help my esphophagus heal. If anyone has any experience with this, let me know what more I need to do.
I still plan on doing my 4 times a year maintenance flushes.